Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Reclaiming My Card Making Joy Using a Crazy Bird!

This summer I have been on the go a lot and haven't had time to blog or even create many cards.  I have missed it and hope things are settling down to where I can get back into the swing of things.  Summertime is NOT my favorite season as I don't fare well in the heat, and after a long day of work and commuting I just don't feel like creating.

I thought I would share a pair of cards with you today.  The first one I made for a fellow fountain pen lover who is celebrating a birthday.  I used one of the Crazy Birds stamps by Tim Holtz as I think they are just so adorable and happy in feel.  Decided to perch him on a fountain pen, of course!

Stamps: Stampers Anonymous, Hero Arts, 100 Proof Press
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Ranger Archival Inks, Memento Black
Paper: Gina K Designs
Misc.: Copic Markers, Tim Holtz Distressing Tool

The next card up I made for an upcoming birthday for a dear friend.  I decided to use some fountain pen ink that I received from my favorite online fountain pen shop Goulet Pens.

Ink: Various Fountain Pen Inks
Paper: Watercolor, Gina K Designs
Misc: Ribbon, Stampers Anonymous Stencil, Tim Holtz Distress Tool

Sitting down to make cards again has really lifted my spirits and reminded me of all the joy this hobby brings into my life.   Hoping you have a fun-filled day!


Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I'd been thinking about you, so decided to come visit. I LOVE the stunning stenciled card with the wild flowers in a warm color scheme. Stay cool and blessings, my dear friend!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Cute cute cute...love the colors! The other card is wonderful too!

Margaret said...

So glad to see you back again and with 2 of the cutest cards! Love the Tim Holtz bird and the flower card is so beautiful. Great job on both of them.

Geri Neumann said...

Hi Winnie! So happy to see you on your blog again. We all get sidetracked when summer arrives. Love love love your inky flower card. The colors are so vibrant. Very nice. And the ribbon coordinates so perfectly with the flower colors. Happy to see you back! Hugs, Geri

Geri Neumann said...

Oopsie...thought I could comment on the bird card under the bird. Love the new Tim bird crazy stamp, and you made an adorable card with the birdie. I just bought the set on Saturday, so you've inspired me to pull them out and get them inked up. your friend is going to love her card. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Geri

MiamiKel said...

Wonderful to see a post, WInnie! I know just how you feel! It's hot as blazes here and summer was supposed to be my downtime - yeah, didn't happen! Love both of these cards but had to smile when I saw the fountain pen - so you!!! Hugs and hope you 'cool down'! :)

Svitlana Shayevich said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Love the crazy bird ;)
And flowers on the second are stunning!
Hate summer! Cannot wait till fall and winter. My soul already there!

Unknown said...

Hi Winnie, it has been a while since I last came to visit. Iife sort of kept me away from the joy of crafting and I'm currently reclaiming that joy (and started a new blog). And then I saw your post and you are doing the exact same thing! I do hope you are well and life is treating you kind. I'm sorry I haven't been there for a long time. Greetings 7 Hugs, Dee

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